The BlackWire Ring Events driver enables button press and motion events from a Ring Doorbell in a URC TC 1.0 or 2.0 system. The motion events are also available on all Ring Camera devices. This allows for easy automating of chimes and events through out a home. Whenever you add a Ring Doorbell or Camera to your cart you will have the option to select this driver for FREE.
This driver is authorized for release by Ring using a secure, authenticated API.
Pin Code Retrieval
Now it us time to obtain the pin code from Ring.
Open a private browsing session on your computer. This is very important as we have seen pin codes created for previously created accounts.
Then click the black button that says Click here to Authorize with Ring.com
You will now be on ring.com’s page
You will need your CUSTOMERS user name and password for their Ring.com Account. After entering the information you will be promoted for a 2 factor authentication code. You will need the customer to provide you the access code generated. This will be emailed or text messaged to them. You also must re-type the password on that page.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you are using the primary account and not a user account.
File Import - Restart
This is a two way module that is packaged as a TCM 2 file that needs to be imported in to the Accelerator software. Navigate to where you downloaded the Ring – Events.tcm2 file and choose it. After you have imported make sure you restart Accelerator in order to complete the installation and ensure it is available.
Step 4. Add Other Devices > Confirm & Add
After you have restarted Accelerator go to step 4. and navigate to the module.
My > IP Database > AUX > RING > RING
When the module is selected make sure that the checkbox is checked in section 8 that says Ring-Events Main Functions. If not try reimporting and restart Accelerator. Once you are sure you have the checkbox checked. Click Add Selected Module to add the module to your tree.
Step 6. Network Setup
At Step 6. click on Non URC Device and fill in the IP address with a unique address that no other modules are using. Something like 0.0.0.1. Port is not necessary for this module.
Step 11. System Parameters
At Step 11. under Two Way Module Settings from the first drop downs choose the room that the module is located at in the tree and in the second drop down choose the Events module.
Next in the bottom right under System Parameter Information you will insert your BlackWire module license key where it say license=. Under this is where you will paster your newly acquired pin code. The Red Boxes are where the information goes.
Under Step 12. Macro Editing, choose Edit Automation Macros. Click Add Macro and choose your Ring under Available Devices. Choose what event you would like to program, motion or button press. Then enter the Device Name exactly as it appears in the Ring app. The name is case sensitive and needs to match perfect in order for the event to be triggered.
Our Ring Events URC Integration makes getting the events from your Ring system very easy, how ever it can require complicated programming to trigger announcements. One of our marketplace vendors has a solution for that problem. The DMS Interrupt by Spin allows simple programming for doorbell events.
Ring has updated their iOS and Android apps with a new security Control Center. This area allows you to manager who has access to your account. It is very important to educate your clients so they understand BlackWire will be visible under the Linked Accounts section of the app and if they delete the access the driver will break.